Every Day

Celebrating Over 20 Years of Girls Group Participants

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The first $75,000 received will be matched by the RNR Foundation

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Girls Group Mission

Girls Group empowers young women to achieve emotional and economic self-sufficiency by ensuring they graduate from high school and begin their college or career journeys.

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  • Programming spans middle school, high school, and continues through college and careers.
  • Participants are mentored by experienced staff and interns.
  • Year-round comprehensive programming focuses on academic readiness, social/emotional life skills, financial education, and community service.

Girls Group Vision

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The vision of Girls Group is to help economically disadvantaged young women achieve self-sufficiency. The ultimate ambition is that each young woman finds their voice, defines their goals and dreams, and moves forward in the world with pride and self-confidence.

6 Core Programs

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School-Year Program

  • Weekly in-school and after school programs at 26 sites
  • Individual and group
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Summer Program

  • Summer camps 5 days/week
  • Middle and high school transition support
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Year-Round Enrichment

  • Family Engagement Program
  • Youth Leadership Council
  • Saturday workshops and field trips
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College & Career Prep

  • 1:1 mentoring for application, essay, and FAFSA support
  • Career planning
  • College tours
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College & Early Career

  • Individual and group support
  • Scholarships and emergency funding
  • Career counseling
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Alumni Services

  • Communication and reunions
  • Networking opportunities
  • Mentoring of younger participants
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“Girls Group has influenced my college plans, by motivating me to work hard and remain dedicated to my education”

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“When I come to Girls Group, I don’t feel invisible anymore”

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“Girls Group made my plans for college much more of a reality”

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“At Girls Group, I began to speak up for myself and make new connections”

Make a Difference in a Young Woman’s Life Today and Affect Generations to Come

The first $75,000 received will be matched by the RNR Foundation

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